Great Beaches!
Lake Michigan’s Beaches and Parks

When you imagine a beach vacation, you probably don’t picture Milwaukee. But the “Third Coast” has a sandy summertime scene that might surprise you! Milwaukee is home to 1,400 acres of beaches and parkland adjacent to the water, including Bradford Beach, located downtown, which was named one of Travel Channel’s top 11 city beaches, as well as hidden beaches perfect for low-key lakefront fun.

Atwater Beach

In the near north shore suburb of Shorewood, this beach is a popular spot for families. The views of the lake from the bluff are stunning, and the stairs that take you from the top of the bluff down to the beach are a great workout for runners and fitness buffs!

4000 N Lake Dr, Shorewood, WI 53211
14 minute drive from Baird Center.

(414) 847-2650

Big Bay Park

Approximately seven acres, Big Bay Park offers views of Lake Michigan at a point between the northern and central areas of the county.

5000 N Lake Dr, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
14 minute drive from Baird Center.

(414) 964-0064

Bradford Beach

This popular downtown beach has been voted as one of the top ten urban beaches in the nation by USA Today readers.

2400 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53211
11 minute drive from Baird Center.

(414) 257-7275

Doctor’s Park

Approximately 49 acres, Doctor’s Park is in far northeastern Milwaukee County along Lake Michigan. Doctor’s Park offers a beach and good quality wooded natural areas. Doctor’s Woods is a classic beech-maple woods with a great spring native wildflower display.

1870 E Fox Ln, Fox Point, WI 53217
19 minute drive from Baird Center.

(414) 352-7502